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Erdogan’s AKP Losses in Turkey: Foreign Policy Consequences?

April 5, 2019

Episode Notes:

In the recent local elections throughout Turkey, Erdogan’s AKP party suffered significant losses, notably in major cities.

Lisel Hintz, Assistant Professor of International Relations and European Studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, joins the Warcast to discuss the results and to whether and how local electoral outcomes in Turkey impact foreign policy priorities. (~12 minutes)

[ 0:17 ] Introduction
[ 0:57 ] Details and status of the electoral results
[ 2:14 ] Causes of electoral shift
[ 4:20 ] Relationship between identity, party politics, and Turkish foreign policy
[ 7:20 ] Impact of electoral outcomes on foreign policy and narratives
[ 9:56 ] Anti-Americanism